Chicago Afrobeat Project featuring Tony Allen with Black Market Brass

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 8:00pm

Standing show (open dance floor)

Chicago Afrobeat Project featuring Tony Allen poster detail

Come find out what happens when Chicago's hottest Afrobeat band teams up with legendary drummer Tony Allen, a veteran of fifteen highly influential years playing with Fela Kuti, and acknowledged by Fela as a co-founder of Afrobeat.

Local Afrobeat band Black Market Brass opens, and Impala Sound Champions will be DJing after doors open and before the live show, and between sets.

The summer's hottest dance party--not to be missed!

This summer, keep your cool inside at the newly air-conditioned Cedar!

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (typically $2--$3 fee/ticket) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.
Chicago Afrobeat Project
In the 10 years since its birth from Chicago’s underground art and loft party scene, Chicago Afrobeat Project has performed coast to coast at clubs and festivals across the United States. 2013 marks the official release of Nyash Up!, the band’s fourth...
Born in Nigeria in 1940 of mixed Nigerian and Ghanaian parentage, Tony Allen is perhaps the most highly-regarded African drum set player to emerge since World War II. Drummers and other musicians of all backgrounds marvel at his uniquely polyrhythmic style....
Black Market Brass outside on steps
Black Market Brass is a Minneapolis-based group performing their own brand of originally composed Afrobeat/Afrofunk music, as well as completing authentic renditions of the classic 1970's West African sound. Taking their cues from the godfathers, the band...

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota

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